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Kerry: U.S. will not “close eyes” to Russian forces

KIEV, Ukraine — Secretary of State John Kerry said today Russian aggression in the east was the greatest threat to Ukraine and that Washington, while seeking a diplomatic solution, would not “close our eyes” to Russian tanks and fighters crossing the border.

Taiwan plane crashes into river

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A Taiwanese passenger plane hurtled into a river after hitting a bridge after taking off from a Taipei airport today, killing at least 23 people.

Egypt court sentences 230 to life for security attacks

CAIRO — An Egyptian court today sentenced 230 people, including leading pro-democracy activist Ahmed Douma, to life in prison on charges of attacking security forces and damaging state buildings during violent protests more than three years ago.

U.N.’s highest court absolves Croatia, Serbia of genocide

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The United Nations’ highest court ruled today that neither Croatia nor Serbia had committed genocide against each other’s populations during the wars that accompanied the violent breakup of Yugoslavia in the1990s.

Islamic State attacks Sinai

CAIRO, Eygpt — Egyptian President AbdelFattah al-Sisi cut short a visit to Ethiopia for an African Union summit today after Islamic State’s Egyptian wing claimed the killing of at least 30 soldiers and police officers in the Sinai Peninsula.

Hezbollah: does not want war with Israel, but ready

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The leader of Hezbollah said today his group did not want war with Israel but was ready for one and had the right to respond to Israeli “aggression” in anytime and place.

Islamic State attacks Kurdish outposts in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq — Islamic State militants struck at Kurdish forces southwest of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk today, while bombs in Baghdad and Samarra killed at least 21 people.

Ukraine peace talks aborted amid civilian deaths

MINSK, Ukraine — Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine today, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighboring Belarus was aborted before it began.

Jordan still holding prisoner as deadline passes

AMMAN/TOKYO— Jordan said it was still holding an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber as a deadline passed for her release set by Islamic State militants who threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot unless she was handed over by sunset.

Israel tells U.N. it will defend itself against Hezbollah

UNITED NATIONS — Israel told the U.N. Security Council today it will take all necessary measures to defend itself after an exchange of fire between Hezbollah militants and Israel that has raised the threat of a full-blown conflict.

Japanese officials meet after new video purportedly from hostage

TOKYO — Senior Japanese officials were meeting late on Tuesday after a video emerged purporting to show Kenji Goto, a Japanese captive of Islamic State militants, saying he had 24 hours to live unless Jordan released a would-be suicide bomber.

Deadline on Japanese captives passes with no word on fate

TOKYO — Japan said today it was still trying to secure the release of two Japanese hostages held by Islamic State militants after a deadline to pay ransom for their release passed and there was no immediate word on their fate.

U.N. asks countries for climate plans

OSLO — The United Nations asked governments today to submit plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions as the building blocks of a deal due in Paris in December to limit global warming, after scientists said 2014 was the hottest year on record.

Eight civilians killed in shelling of Ukraine trolleybus

KIEV — An artillery shell or mortar struck a public transport stop in the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine today, killing at least eight civilians in an incident both sides blamed on the other.

Source: Israel didn’t target Iranian general

JERUSALEM— An Iranian general killed in an Israeli air strike in Syria was not its intended target and Israel believed it was attacking only low-ranking guerrillas, a senior security source said today.

Prosecutors seek formal probe for attack suspects

PARIS — French prosecutors asked magistrates today to open a formal investigation into four men suspected of helping prepare the Islamist attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris, one of three attacks in France that claimed 17 victims. The four suspects, ages 22 to 28, have been in police custody since Friday.

Dozens held across Europe in Islamist suspect sweeps

PARIS — Belgian, French and German police interrogated dozens of Islamist suspects today as much of Europe remained on heightened security alert after last week’s killings in Paris and raids in Belgium in which two gunmen were killed.